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Ball Stuck in Hipshot A Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Petary791, Jan 29, 2006.


  1. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I just broke an A string on my bass, and so i'm trying to get it out to put in my new string, and the ball is stuck in the bridge! I tried yanking it out, prying it out with a small screwdriver (that end up breaking under the pressure,) and a pocket knife, but it won't budge! PLEASE HELP.
     
  2. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    Take it in to the tech.
     
  3. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Is that really what i'm gonna have to do...? :crying:
     
  4. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    Well, if you've already destroyed a screw driver trying to get it out..? I would take it in. But that's just me...knowing the way thing's like that go i would just end up getting frustrated and scratch up the bridge etc. I don't know.... maybe someone will have some better advice .
     
  5. fookgub

    fookgub

    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Got a picture? It would be easier to advise if we knew the exact situation.
     
  6. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Nevermind, me and my dad ended up grabbing some pliers and it bowed to our manliness. :smug: